Collapse
Collapse (2009)

Michael Ruppert is an independent journalist who has made a minor career out of telling people news that most folks do not want to know. Ruppert, a former police officer, predicted the Wall Street debacle of 2008 several years before the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 15, 2010
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dan Kois
Washington Post

Ruppert unexpectedly breaks down, weeping openly for the lost future of humanity, and at that moment I was startled at how bad I felt for him -- and how nervous I was, suddenly, that this contemporary Cassandra might just be right.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Collapse will leave you shaken about the future of the planet, and saddened about the shattered life of the messenger.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

A staggering film about a man convinced he's the only poor son of a gun who gets it ... and how, as he grows to realize he might have actually been right all those years, it destroys him

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

It's only when he starts to weep for the future of a population that won't heed his warnings that Ruppert shows his humanity. It's made him abandon his cause and quit writing.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Collapse" is a grueling peek at a doomsday prophet's rigorous mind but in a sly way also a compassionate look at the strain Ruppert endures from knowing he has only ever been right.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

If he's even half right, the world our children and grandchildren will inherit doesn't bear thinking about.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is controversy over Ruppert, and he has many critics. But one simple fact at the center of his argument is obviously true, and it terrifies me.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

It would have been helpful had Smith put his words into some sort of context, allowing others to assess his theories. Instead there's simply Ruppert, talking, raging and warning, as if his very life depended on it.

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

Unearths the flawed humanity behind the apocalyptic theorising.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Gordon A
Compelling compilation of all your fears for humankind's future. Generally accurate if a little dismissive of humans' ability to solve the problems we… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A grim and thought-provoking documentary that is both terrifying for the doomed future that Michael Ruppert forsees and saddening for the shattered life of a… More
Ken Stachnik
The best doco to chain smoke too EVER!
Kevin Mozulay
For a documentary, this is very good. Very informative and pretty interesting. Normally I don't like documentaries but this one really got my attention.
Lanning : )
Thanks to Walter, this interview of investigative reporter Michael Ruppert did finally bubble up my netflix queue, and I've just watched it. Whether you… More
Walter M.
In the documentary monologue "Collapse," Michael Ruppert comes off as an eloquent and intelligent speaker(I also seem to remember him from the… More